The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $5,000 for a single poem. Fifteen finalists will receive $100 each and be published in the winter issue of RATTLE. The winner will then be chosen by entrant and subscriber vote after publication.

Additional poems from the entries are frequently offered publication as well. In 2010 we published 23 poems that had been submitted to the contest, from over 1,700 entries.

With the finalists judged in a blind review by the editors to ensure a fair and consistent selection, an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the magazine -- and now a 1st prize winner chosen by the writers themselves -- we've designed the Rattle Poetry Prize to be one of the most writer-friendly contests around.


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August 1st, 2011